Position: Creative Director
Company: Pop Montreal - Montreal, QC, Canada
Seligman started his music career as a general schlepper for his brother’s band Stars shortly after graduating. This led him to booking, promoting and managing Stars for 3 years as their career took off. In 2002, while managing Stars, Seligman started a music festival called POP Montreal with some friends and it is now a runaway success. Seligman has continued his role as creative director for POP Montreal booking artists as diverse as Patti Smith, Bun B, Loudon Wainwright III, Joanna Newsom, The Mighty Sparrow, Fever Ray, The Butthole Surfers, Metric, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Roxanne Shante. He also remains firmly committed to working with emerging artists in Montreal and beyond. Seligman has traveled and lectured at various festivals around the world. Through POP Montreal, Seligman was the promoter for The Arcade Fire in Montreal and POP produced several of the band's Montreal shows. Seligman won a Quebec Notable award for his contribution to Arts and Culture in 2012. Pop Montreal 2022 takes place September 28 - October 2.